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Asus FonePad – Decent Tablet With Phone Making Ability

Recently, Asus announced the arrival of a new 7-inch tablet device called the Asus Fonepad. The phablet device was showcased at the MWC 2013 event. To be frank, the Asus Fonepad is nothing but the Nexus 7 tablet made available with phone calling making feature.

Using a 7-inch device to make a call can be quite uncomfortable. You can pick up any of the available 7-inch device such as Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire and hold it at your ear. The mere thought of making a call through such a huge device can easily give up the idea of purchasing the Asus Fonepad. In fact, when you will be making a call on the Fonepad, everybody in the room will be able to see what number you are dialing because of its large-sized display.

Asus FonePad
Asus FonePad

As we mentioned before, the Asus Fonepad is very similar to the Nexus 7 which is being sold in the market as a Google product. However, the real manufacturer of the Nexus 7 is Asus. Just by looking at the device, you will feel that it slots in the Nexus line of devices. Asus has offered 3G support on this device.

Asus FonePad specification

Even the tech specs of the Asus Fonepad are not very impressive. It is powered with single-core 1.2GHz Intel Atom CPU. It packs in 1GB RAM, inbuilt storage of 8GB, 1280 x 800 pixels LCD display, 3MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera, external microSD, and modified edition of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. The features of the phone may sound decent to you except for the CPU Asus has used on this phablet.

The microphone is placed very low which will make you feel very uncomfortable while making a call on the Asus Fonepad. Not only you will appear like a fool holding such a device for making but also your friends will not be able to hear what you are saying over the call. There are many other phablet devices available in the market such as Note 2, Galaxy and soon to be released LG Optimus G Pro which offers a screen size of 5.5inch and allows you to make phone calls.


Sadek is an Engineer, geek, Android lover and active blogger.and the founder of Top Ten Lists along with several others.

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